Wednesday, May 18

Johnny Depp is selling his paintings as NFTs for the first time

Johnny Depp is entering the NFT market. More than 10,000 unique and certified tokens based on Johnny Depp’s personal paintings, featuring his friends in a graphic and colorful pop art style, are offered for sale by the artist.

These NFTs are united under the name “Never fear the future”, and accessible via the site of the same name, reveals Page Six. With this sale, the actor allows the general public for the first time to discover his work as a painter, reports the American site. Canvases which in this case show portraits of personalities – Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Tim Burton or his daughter Lily-Rose Depp – all retouched and animated for the occasion.

A charity sale

While the interpreter of Jack Sparrow explained in a statement that his “involvement in the NFT space is just beginning”, he also returned to this approach. “I have always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who mean the most to me, such as my family, my friends and the people I look up to. My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves,” he continued, emphasizing that he wanted to “create a new community of friends around these NFTs.”

The sale of these NFTs is also an opportunity “to support the charities that have been so important to my family”, said Johnny Depp.

A quarter of the profits will be redistributed to charities, specifies Page Six, citing among others the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, or the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which fights against AIDS and helps people. living with HIV.

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